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Hope is a researcher and artist-filmmaker from Manchester, UK. Her current work is concerned with postcolonial ecologies and the bonds between resource extraction and racial violence; as well as the temporal fractures and intimacies that can be found in working across archival, digital and 16mm film practices.

EDUCATION

MA in Visual Anthropology, The University of Manchester - 2017 - 2018
BA with Honours in History of Art with English Literature, The University of Edinburgh - 2011 – 2015

CURRENT/UPCOMING

I CREATE... Southwark Council Research and Development Grant - May - December 2022
Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York, UK - November 2022
Saigon Experimental Film Festival, Vietnam - November 2022
London Short Film Festival - January 2022 
ANTRE PEAUX Ursulab Research Residency, Bourges, France - January - March 2023

PAST WORK

New Art Exchange Open, Nottingham, UK - June - September 2022
COVE PARK Funded Residency, Scotland - July 2022
FACT TOGETHER Online Digital Residency - September 2021 - February 2022
BIOTIC RESISTANCE: Eco-Caribbean Visions in Art and Exhibition Practices, Zoom Seminar Series by The Ruskin School of Art - November 2021
RESEARCHER-IN-RESIDENCE with the Aubrey Williams Archive at Art360 Foundation with the International Curators Forum, London, UK - April - November 2021
SWIMMING FOR SEVEN HOURS; A READING GROUP, Open City Documentary Film Festival, London, UK -September 2021
FUN AND GAMES exhibition at The Portico Library, Manchester - November 2020 - June 2021
PUSH Artist Film Commission, HOME, Manchester - October 2020 - March 2021
LEICESTER CITY TAKEOVER exhibition UK New Artists - February 2021
IN RESPONSE TO THE ARCHIVE: A PROGRAMME CURATED BY HOPE STRICKLAND HOME Artist Film Weekender, HOME, Manchester - December 2020
ACCESS ARTIST/EXHIBITION DESIGN, Distorted Constellations by Nwando Ebizie at Caustic Coastal, Salford - November 2018 - February 2019

Workshops, talks, text and videography for various bodies including The University of Manchester, Leeds City Council, London College of Communication, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Portico Library, The National Trust, City of Sanctuary, Partisan Collective

SELECTED SCREENINGS

BFI London Film Festival, UK - October 2022
Queer City Cinema, Regina, Canada - September 2022
Open City Documentary Film Festival, London, UK - September 2022
Braziers International Film Festival, UK - September 2022
Images Festival, Toronto, Canada - July 2022
EXiS, Experimental Film and Video Festival in Seoul, Republic of Korea - July 2022
Third Horizon Film Festival, Miami, US - June 2022
Currents New Media, Sante Fe, New Mexio, US - June 2022
Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Hawick, Scotland - April 2022
Experiments in Cinema, Alberqueque, New Mexico, US - May 2022
Winnipeg Underground Film Festival, Canada - May 2022
60th Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, Michigan, US - March 2022
Essex DocFest, UK - November 2021
Margate Film Festival, Margate, UK - October 2021
Antimatter [Media Art], Victoria, Canada - October 2021
The 59th New York Film Festival, US - October 2021
Open City Documentary Film Festival, London, UK - September 2021
Korean International Ethnographic Film Festival, Seoul, Republic of Korea - August 2021
Spit That Out: North West Artist Film Programme HOME, Manchester, UK - July 2021
Third Horizon Film Festival, Miami, US - June-July 2021
Ethnokino, Bern, Switzerland - June 2021
London Migration Film Festival, UK - June 2021
Fisura, Experimental Film and Video International Film Festival, Mexico City, Mexico - December 2020
Festival International du Film Ethnographic du Quebec, Montreal, Canada, Online - May 2020
German International Ethnographic Film Festival, Online - May 2020
Spit That Out: North West Artist Film Programme, HOME, Manchester, UK - February 2020
Athens Ethnographic Film Festival, Greece - November 2019
Society for Visual Anthropology Film and Media Festival, American Anthropological Association, Vancouver, Canada - November 2019
Etnoff no.5, Skopje, Macedonia - October 2019
Close:Up Edinburgh Docufest, Scotland nominated for Best Scottish Production - October 2019
Nordic Anthropological Film Association Festival, Joensuu, Finland - October 2019
Journeys International Festival, Leicester, UK - July 2019
Migration Matters Festival, Sheffield, UK - June 2019
TO & FRO Leeds City Museum, Leeds, UK - June 2019
VIII Moscow International Festival of Visual Anthropology, Moscow, Russia - May 2019
MIRA, PS Mirabel, Manchester, UK - April 2019
Story Film Festival, Cork, UK First Place - April 2019
Days of Ethnographic Film, Slovene Ethnographical Society, Ljubljana, Slovenia - March 2019

PUBLICATIONS

DE BONES The Portico Library, Off the Shelf text - March 2021
La Junqueira Residency, Lisbon, Portugal - December 2019
Journal of Anthropological Films, 3(1), e2795 - December 2019


AWARDS


Elephant Trust Award -  November 2022
British Council Short Film Festival Travel Grant - September 2021, March 2022
ACE Developing Your Creative Practice Grant - December 2020

SOLO SHOW PRIZE WINNER Warrington Contemporary Arts Festival Open Exhibition - September 2020

ACE Emergency Recovery Grant - June 2020

ESRC PhD studentship, practice-led Social Anthropology, University College London - May 2020

COUSIN PRIZE for academic excellence, Edinburgh College of Art – May 2012


COLLECTIONS

The North West Film Archive, Manchester Metropolitan University